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TracFone Alcatel Pixi Unite A466BG Review (Specs and Feature)

Alcatel Pixi Unite A466BG that use TracFone service is a mid range smartphone with mid range features and capabilities that works great for people who just getting their taste for Android based smartphone.

A mid range smartphone with affordable price that already has the basic features that a smartphone must have is more than enough for some people. The Alcatel Pixi Unite A466BG that uses TracFone service is a fine example of that kind of phone.

TracFone Alcatel Pixi Unite A466BG Review

TracFone Alcatel Pixi Unite A466BG Quick Review

Alcatel Pixi Unite have a mid size screen, only 3.97 TFT color display, which is considered as compact screen size for modern smartphone this day. It works great for those who are looking for something that is not too bulky for their hand and also easier to carry around compare to bigger screen size smartphone.

Although it sports mid size screen size, this phone use the current version of Android version, the marshmallow version 6.0. It offers the familiar layout for those who used Android before yet it works better than the previous version. It also uses Quad Core 1.3 GHz processor that able to deliver fast performance on opening and running all kind of application.

Combine it with 8 GB internal memory that can be expand to 32 GB more space with a micro SD card, this is a promising smartphone. The only thing that was lack is the RAM, which is only 1 GB, pretty small compare to other smartphone that using similar OS and processor.

TracFone Alcatel Pixi Unite A466BG front side back

What makes this phone considered as mid range phone is not based on its processor and OS, but more to the feature that it offer. Start with the camera, which surprisingly only boast a 2 MP camera. That is a pretty low resolution for such a modern smartphone and it seems very unbalanced with the up to date processor and OS that it use.

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This phone also only supports 3G connection. Most modern smartphone has upgraded their system and support 4G LTE connections. It simply means that the internet connection on this phone won’t be as good as other phone that supports 4G and in this time where 4G connection is a common thing, this phone is clearly left behind. Update: Alcatel Pixi Unite A466BG support 4G LTE connection.

TracFone Alcatel Pixi Unite A466BG screenshot

Other than that, this phone has a pretty standard features and specification. It has Bluetooth, MP3 player, GPS and FM radio. The battery also use the 1.500 mAh lithium ion battery that promised able to last for 9 hours talk time and 9 days standby time.

Overall, the phone performance is not something to boast. It has lots of potential that the manufacturer should be able to work on. People who don’t have problem with the odd combination of features and specification of this phone can get it straight from TracFone or, for better deal, they can find it in WalMart and eBay.


Tracfone Alcatel Pixi Unite A466BG Specs and Features

Included Battery:Lithium-ion
Size:4.78″ x 2.54″ x 0.39″
Standby time:Up to 9 days
Talk time:Up to 9 hours
Weight:4.16 (ounces)
Included Accessories: AC Adapter
Battery
Features: 4G LTE/Wi-Fi Connectivity
Quad-core 1.3GHz processor
1GB of RAM
3.97″ TFT color display
8GB internal memory
microSD slot (up to 32GB)
1500 mAh Battery
Android 6.0
2 MP Camera/Video Recorder
FM Radio
GPS Enabled
Bluetooth
Multimedia Messaging
Handsfree Speaker
Instant Messaging
E-mail
MP3 Player
Voice Dialling
Hearing Aid Compatible
Voicemail
Multitasking
Accelerometer
Proximity Sensor
Touch Screen
Alarm Clock
Color Screen

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14 comments

  1. I just bought this phone about 2 weeks ago and according to both it’s included documentation and it’s display this is a 4G capable phone. When the signal strength is full it will proudly display 4G beside the signal strength meter for the cellular connection.

    • Christopher S Callaway

      I just picked this up for My Daughter. She’s 11 and it’s her first phone. And your correct that it is a 4G phone.

  2. The Pixi Unite A466BG phone is next to impossible to find a hard shell or soft rubber case for the phone. you can only find a case that is a pouch or a wallet style case cover. This phone is for a young boy so the wallet style is not a good choice and does not protect the phone. If anyone knows of a phone case compatible with this model please provide the website. Much appreciation.

    • Amazon has a fair selection of cases, covers, screen protectors. I put a soft plastic case on mine. Wal-Mart and Best Buy carry this phone, cases and covers should be on line if not instore.
      You can trial Amazon prime if shipping seems high.
      I got a “special” case, screen protector, mini stylus package for $10, do not see it now though.

      • I got a rubber case for mine on ebay for $2.99, it’s perfect but it’s from China so it takes a while to ship.

  3. Be forwarned. This phone is made by Alcatel who refuses to provide any technical support for. They tell you to go to Tracphone and they are pretty poor for technical support. My problem has been with transferring files from a laptop to the phone. The instructions in the manual cannot be followed exactly as you can’t do what they tell you to do.

    I got the system to work by spending about 3 hours of internet research and hacking into the operating system. A few days later file transfer no longer working. Got it to work again after about 1/2 hour of setting changes. Today it does not work again and I’ve had no luck whatsoever to get it to work. Very very frustrated.

  4. This phone is NOT as durable as it may seem (cheap usually = plastic digitizer)

    I dropped it and the screen shattered.
    Turns out it’s a glass screen.

  5. Wish it had an IPS screen. The viewing angle is limited. Depending on the angle, it looks like a negative.

  6. I bought this expecting it would 8gb of internal memory. It has only 4.99gb? Why the difference? Does everybody else Alcatel Pixi Unite A466BG show only 4.99gb, not 8gb it says in reviews?

  7. I have the Tracfone Alcatel Pixi Unite. Yes, I too have 4.99 GB internal storage. Oddly, I cannot find the microSD slot, and have looked thoroughly. Any thoughts on this missing spec?

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